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Asian American Collective

Asian American Collective

  • HQ

    New York, NY

  • Founded


Status of data

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Operating budget

$0 - $50k

Staff Size

1 - 10

Areas of Focus
  • Arts & Culture
Populations served
  • Bangladeshi
  • Burmese
  • Bhutanese
  • Grace Lee Co-Founder


Asian American Collective is the brainchild of co-founders Grace Lee, Caroline Yim, and Zeena Koda. As music industry vets and first-generation Asian Americans, the trio was passionate about creating and cultivating a true community for Asian Americans in music, entertainment, and creative spaces.

Launched in January 2020, AAC has focused on building meaningful connections through mentorship and being a vocal presence through activism and education. In a space that has historically lacked Asian representation, the founders bonded over the need to build community and unity.

AAC is focused on building a strong community base through professional development and mentoring opportunities, as well as through building personal 1:1 relationships. The group has developed a strong cultural presence and focuses support on moving the Asian American creative community forward.